Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince was disappointed after seeing his side crash out of the Carling Cup due to a 5-3 quarter-final defeat at Manchester United.
Rovers have now won just once in their last 11 games in all competitions, but Ince felt that his side had performed well at Old Trafford despite being beaten by the Red Devils.
He said: "It was difficult but in the first half we started well. We had three good chances in the first half and were doing okay for 30 minutes.
"We felt comfortable. We weren't playing particularly well, but we didn't look in danger.
"But we conceded goals pretty early and you can't do that against teams like Manchester United.
"I said at half-time that it was important who got the next goal, if we got it we had a chance. We did that, with a great finish from Benni McCarthy, but then we gave away a penalty straight away.
"You can't do that at any level, never mind against Manchester United.
"We feel we are back in the game at 2-1 but we keep doing it to ourselves. Saying that, we got three goals at Old Trafford."